New Incredible Top Italian Speaker

gian60

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I want to share a new top speaker made in Italy.
I own an italian speaker Montagna,for me one of the 3/4 best listening in my life,but now a new fantastic speaker is born.

My firend since 35 years,old Italian distributor of AudioTekne,Acapella,MBL,Mactone,ecc,ecc,has another company where produce,together with engineer and University of Turin,a new speaker,after producing some years ago YAR speaker.

You cen see www.iosoundesign.com and model of the speaker is Naked.

This speaker is open baffle,without box and use 2 high quality woofer 12",one ribbon tweeter made in japan,with more than 100 magnet,and a ribbon tweeter by Mundorf,modified to match with this mid

They weight is 85 kg,91/92 db at 8 ohm and FR 22 to 35.000 hz.
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I want to share a new top speaker made in Italy.
I own an italian speaker Montagna,for me one of the 3/4 best listening in my life,but now a new fantastic speaker is born.

My firend since 35 years,old Italian distributor of AudioTekne,Acapella,MBL,Mactone,ecc,ecc,has another company where produce,together with engineer and University of Turin,a new speaker,after producing some years ago YAR speaker.

You cen see www.iosoundesign.com and model of the speaker is Naked.

This speaker is open baffle,without box and use 2 high quality woofer 12",one ribbon tweeter made in japan,with more than 100 magnet,and a ribbon tweeter by Mundorf,modified to match with this mid

They weight is 85 kg,91/92 db at 8 ohm and FR 22 to 35.000 hz.
Here some photos
i would love to hear these speakers.always being impressed with open baffle speaker.
 

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This speaker is made with the maximo component quality like screw from Japan,leather that use for Ferrari car,tin in diamond to have a harder contact with floor,paint with special quality like use to painting Lamborghini car and made 7 times,so is made with all top component in every part.
 

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gian60

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How it sound?
Fantastic!

Very natural,open but sweet,bass very controlled,very fast and deep,the best mid i listen in my life,big power and energy with incredible details,speaker disappear and you have only orchestra in front of you,can play very loud without distorsion and can you also play with low power tube,i listen with Ayon Crossfire integrated and Ypsylon integrated hybrid amp with an Ayon cd.
I cannot imagine with turntable and a better amp.

I already listened very well 3 times and i decide to buy to do a second system in my room.
Will arrive in september.
Other 2 friends come to listen with me,both put on sell their Wilson Alexandria and Wilson X1 grand Slamm to buy this.
Another i know with Kharma,i dont know the model,price list around 120.000 euro put on sell also,to buy this.
Really a pity all of you are far and cannot listen,is in Italy,30 minutes from Turin.

They will bring this speaker to Munich and will do a room together with Ypsilon,already booked the room.Hope you can listen there.

Price list is 80.000 euro and they sell directly without distributors,because price will be double.

When other news i will inform
 

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Sounds a lot like Kyron speakers in Australia. Fully activ. A set of the last week replaced a set of Wilson Alexandria's.




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This speaker is made with the maximo component quality like screw from Japan,leather that use for Ferrari car,tin in diamond to have a harder contact with floor,paint with special quality like use to painting Lamborghini car and made 7 times,so is made with all top component in every part.
Looks gorgious Gian , but how did they solve this problem??

If there is a direct way for the air to balance out the pressure between the back and front side of a loudspeaker we call this “acoustic short circuit”. This results in a strong reduction of SPL.

Usually there is no " Impact " of the system in room as there is no pressure built up , the ones i heard sounded soft with very weak bass.
 
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Looks gorgious Gian , but how did they solve this problem??

If there is a direct way for the air to balance out the pressure between the back and front side of a loudspeaker we call this “acoustic short circuit”. This results in a strong reduction of SPL.

Usually there is no " Impact " of the system in room as there is no pressure built up , the ones i heard sounded soft with very weak bass.
Does something like the acoustic panels shown here help address that issue?
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This loudspeaker looks very interesting, Gian!

How does the Naked sound compared to a horn driver(s), open-baffle speaker system?

I like the open baffle, and I like the dipole ribbon midrange and tweeter! (When I see a design like this I think about making it twice as tall, with another pair of woofers on top, and another midrange panel below them, for a midrange-tweeter-midrange configuration with four woofers per side!). :rolleyes:, I know.
 

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Gian, I spoke with them at the last Munich show I was at. Isnt this the gentleman that was in the fashion business?
 

gian60

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In Munich they had the system YAR
They never had been in fashion business.
Around 1985/88 they had an hifi shop and around 1990 they was distributor of Acapella,Mbl,thenin 1993 Audiotekne and Mactone and Zyx.
I know them since 1993 and i was first in Italy to buy Audiotekne,after finished my adventure from 1989 to 1993 with Yamamura,he left Italy for health and business
 
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This loudspeaker looks very interesting, Gian!

How does the Naked sound compared to a horn driver(s), open-baffle speaker system?

I like the open baffle, and I like the dipole ribbon midrange and tweeter! (When I see a design like this I think about making it twice as tall, with another pair of woofers on top, and another midrange panel below them, for a midrange-tweeter-midrange configuration with four woofers per side!). :rolleyes:, I know.
Generally i like horn speaker but never think about them because also something no good in the sound,some thing fantastic and some thing not very good for my ears.
I liked some horn speaker 4 way i listen with Ale DEP,but too big,too expensive and some colored sound by horn

This speaker is very neutral,fast and natural with full of details,due for this fantastic driver.
You see the future.

They will do later a similar speaker with a same design with 4 woofer 42" and on the right of the 4 woofer 2 midrange and one bigger tweeter,always from Mundorf modified to macth with these 2 mid.
This mid work down to 60 hz to 7.000 hz.
 

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This speaker i listened 3 times with 2 small midrange they used.
This with bigger mid,the final speaker, i never listened yet and they told me much better.
This is the version i listened with 2 mid.

I did some videos,i am no good to post,but tomorrow i will send to Ked and he will post
 

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They will do later a similar speaker with a same design with 4 woofer 42" and on the right of the 4 woofer 2 midrange and one bigger tweeter,always from Mundorf modified to macth with these 2 mid.

That would be amazing!
 

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It *appears* to need more woofer area ( due to lack of baffle ) but @gian60 has heard some pretty special equipment so I say...wow. Hope they do well!
 

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